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How to Plant a Shrub

How to Plant a Shrub

Learn how to plant a shrub with these illustrated steps.
Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals

Heat and Drought Tolerant Annuals

If you have hot, dry conditions that doesn’t mean you can’t grow beautiful and colorful plants. Take a look at these twenty annual plants that won’t wither when the temperature starts to rise, or the rains run low.
Top 12 Small Trees & Shrubs to Attract Butterflies & Birds

Top 12 Small Trees & Shrubs to Attract Butterflies & Birds

Use a variety of plants and flowers to bring color and interest to your garden or containers, while also attracting some of mother nature's pollinators.
Propagating Succulents

Propagating Succulents

You can easily propagate your succulents, saving money and allowing you to create more of your favorite plant. This article shows you how, focusing on echeveria, hens and chicks, and aloe.
Digging and Storing Dahlia Tubers

Digging and Storing Dahlia Tubers

Dahlias are the showy superstars of the summer flower garden. By following a few simple steps, you can store the tubers of these plants over the winter to enjoy the flowers again next summer.
Introduction to Growing Cabbage

Introduction to Growing Cabbage

Cabbage is a time-tested favorite of the vegetable garden. Here's all you need to know to start growing your own.
7 Houseplants with Colorful Patterned Foliage

7 Houseplants with Colorful Patterned Foliage

Houseplants can add so much to the feel and freshness of a room, especially when they have interesting foliage. Here are seven of our favorite houseplants with beautifully patterned leaves sure to dress up your next interior design project.
5 Tips for Growing Palms Indoors

5 Tips for Growing Palms Indoors

Palms make beautiful houseplants and coordinate well with just about any interior design schemes. Read on to discover tips for caring for your indoor palm.
Plants as Art

Plants as Art

Looking for that perfect piece of art to tie together your latest home design project? This article describes ten houseplants, with structural characteristics, that can serve the same purpose as a grand painting or an expensive sculpture.
5 Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

5 Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

For reasons of aesthetics, expense, or the desire to live in a more eco-friendly way, homeowners are ditching their traditional turf lawns and turning to alternatives. This article lays out five of the most popular.
Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Our recipe for tabbouleh couldn't be easier and most of the ingredients can come straight out of your garden.
The Garbage Garden: Vegetables you Can Regrow

The Garbage Garden: Vegetables you Can Regrow

Get more out of your vegetable purchases. You can create a garden from the vegetable scraps that might otherwise go in the compost pile or get tossed into the garbage.
A Guide to Garden Hoses

A Guide to Garden Hoses

Every gardener needs at least one reliable hose. This guide will get you started on picking the best one along with its essential accessories.
How to Make a Rain Chain

How to Make a Rain Chain

Garden art and practicality combine in this latest landscaping trend. Rain chains are easy to make and a fun way to add a creative, personal touch to your home and garden.
A Guide to Organic Fertilizers

A Guide to Organic Fertilizers

Organic fertilizers are all plant foods derived from natural sources, like manure, fishing byproducts and blood meal. Learn more about the different types of organic fertilizers, and what they can do for your garden.
How to Make and Enjoy Shrub

How to Make and Enjoy Shrub

Learn how to make your own shrub--a colonial-era, refreshing and oh-so-trendy drink mixer. All it takes is vinegar, sugar and your own fresh produce.
Get to Know Basil

Get to Know Basil

Basil is available in more sizes and colors than ever before. But one thing all the varieties will always have in common - excellent flavor and an endless variety of uses.
Grow Your Own Wildflower Patch

Grow Your Own Wildflower Patch

Seven easy steps for creating your own bed, or even a meadow, packed with native wildflowers. The perfect way to attract birds, bees and other beneficial insects.
All About Growing Tomatoes

All About Growing Tomatoes

A one-stop collection of our most popular tomato tips, including how to grow and preserve tomatoes. Plus, a list of our best tomato recipes.
How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables

How to Roast or Grill Garden-Fresh Vegetables

Nothing beats home-cooked fresh produce, and the most delicious--and simplest--way to prepare vegetables is roasting or grilling. These tips will guide you to perfect roasted or grilled vegetable dishes, every time.
How to Keep Your Garden Looking Good

How to Keep Your Garden Looking Good

Summer’s here, the hard work of spring is done, and the garden’s a riot of blossom and color. Here are five simple maintenance tasks you can do to keep your garden performing at its peak throughout the summer.
10 Perennial Shade Plants with Fabulous Foliage

10 Perennial Shade Plants with Fabulous Foliage

Foliage shapes, textures and colors can transform shady spaces just as much as flowers. Read on to learn about 10 perennial shade-loving plants with great-looking leaves.
8 Beneficial Bugs for the Garden

8 Beneficial Bugs for the Garden

So many insects cause damage or create a nuisance that it’s easy to start thinking that nearly all bugs are pests. Here’s a few that will change your mind when you learn how they help defend your garden from the bad guys of the insect world.
A Guide to Popular Lilies

A Guide to Popular Lilies

Learn about different types of lilies; the fragrant, colorful flowers that are the mainstays of perennial beds, interiors and container gardens.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

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USDA Zone Finder

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